The Job Club remains closed.
Our Employment & Support Advisor is on hand to help you with your job searching via email. If you would like some job searching help (such as templates, tips and advice) please email firstname.lastname@example.org* with your query and contact details and we will get in touch with you.
*Your email address will be securely held by the Job Club team part of Ashford Borough Council and used only to send job searching information. Processing is being conducted under a consensual legal basis and you can opt out at any time by replying 'unsubscribe' to any correspondence received. For more information please see our privacy notice.
Job Club staff can assist with:
- Online job searching
- Creating email accounts
- Registering with online job sites such as Universal Jobsmatch, Indeed, Jobs in Kent, etc.
- Updating CVs
- Completing applications forms
- Careers advice
- Interview skills and techniques
- Any other job searching activities
The Job Club also works closely with:
- The Volunteer Centre
- National Careers Service
- Skills Plus
- Ashford Borough Council's Welfare Intervention Team
The Job Club is an initiative set up and run in conjunction with Ashford Borough Council, Southern Housing Group and Ashford Gateway Plus, with the assistance of a volunteer provided by the Volunteer Centre. It is a free service open to all.
PopUp Business School
What is the PopUp Business School?
We are the UK’s leading alternative business course that shows you practical ways to run a business for free, regardless of where you’re at on your journey. If you are already established we will also be covering how to adapt and be more resilient during times of change.
What do you mean 'free'?
The course is free thanks to the support of local sponsors. No one has EVER paid to attend. NO upselling, NO surprises, NO hidden terms and conditions. We promise.
How will the course work?
Our one-week online course brings our unique approach to running a business to you. Over five days we will present live seminars, pre-recorded content, practical exercises and online networking that will show you how to adapt your business for online audiences and how to develop your business skills and knowledge.
Where and when are you running the course?
The course will be streamed live online from Monday 26 October - Friday 30 October 2020.
Job Application Tips
If you are applying for jobs then see our job application form guidance [pdf] 593KB
If you are looking for work in the care sector then you may find the example CV and covering letter useful for your applications:
Some food stores are currently hiring new staff – please check individual supermarket/store websites for further information. Please find below a sample CV and covering letter for applying for supermarket work:
We also have guidance to help those looking for admin roles:
If you are a school leaver then you may find the example CV and covering letter below useful for your applications: